This piece is titled "Spring Snow" because to me it appears like a winter snow that has arrived late, perhaps in March. In the Cascade Mountains of Washington where I grew up, you could easily see wild flowers blanketed with light snow while hiking late in the winter. It's a surreal sight if you've ever been lucky enough to see the phenomenon of snow on wildflowers. There's a window of time when snow fallen on flowers is quite beautiful, but it's a brief moment. The ultra cool temperatures can damage the stems and petals, and the plants wilt away.

This painting was created using very thick texture. The deep grooves of paint across the surface make touching it with your hands a real treat. I encourage the buyer to run their hands through the fingertip grooves I created from carving the paint onto it. This is an oil finger painting on canvas, no brush was used to create the work. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

- Iris Scott

Spring Snow

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 2" d
4 lbs. 1 oz.



Iris Scott
Brooklyn, New York

Getting to Know Iris

Iris Scott is a finger painting artist based in New York City, Brooklyn. Iris makes her color-saturated canvases burst with movement using a form of textural Impressionism all her own, and without using a brush. “There’s nothing between me and the paint - I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my fingers in ways brushes never could." Her paintings portray a dreamy yet dynamic world - a heightened, lusher version of reality. "I want my paintings to be both an escape from our everyday life, and an intensification of the recognizable.” Whether she is painting landscapes, an urban scene, a figurative piece, or her trademark shaking dogs, Iris' large body of work is a celebration of all that is wild.